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Svein Mathisen
Personal information
Full name Svein Erling Mathisen
Date of birth (1952-09-30)30 September 1952
Place of birth Sauda, Norway
Date of death 27 January 2011(2011-01-27) (aged 58)
Place of death Kristiansand, Norway
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
IK Start
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1989 IK Start 327 (106)
1978 Hibernian 2 (0)
National team
1975–1984 Norway 25 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Svein Erling "Matta" Mathisen (30 September 1952 – 27 January 2011) was a footballer from Norway. With the exception of a short spell with Scottish club Hibernian in 1978, "Matta" played for IK Start throughout his career, where he won the Norwegian league title in 1978 and 1980. Mathisen was capped 25 times for Norway, scoring twice, but many claim that he never reached his full potential for the national team.

Playing attacking midfielder or striker, Mathisen was a creative player popular among the fans in Kristiansand, although there was a widespread feeling that he maybe paid too little attention to defensive play. In total he played 327 top-tier league matches, and scored 106 goals. Both numbers are club records, and when he retired in 1989 he also held the domestic "matches played" record. It has later been beaten by Ola By Rise, Roar Strand, Christer Basma, Erik Hoftun and Bjørn Johansen.

In 2010, Mathisen was diagnosed with stomach cancer, and began treatment for it, but he continued to play football and appear on television. In an interview with Verdens Gang, Mathisen said the sickness had taught him to love the little things in life, and that he was optimistic about his recovery.[1]

Svein Mathisen died in his sleep from cancer in the early hours of 27 January 2011, nearly six months after being diagnosed. His last public appearance had been at a local football tournament just a few days prior. Several football personalites expressed grief over his death, and his old club IK Start cancelled all activities for the day.[2]

Mathisen's son Jesper is also a footballer, who plays as a central defender or defensive midfielder for IK Start. He is also a former under-21 international for Norway.

References[edit]

  • Jeffrey, Jim (2005). The Men Who Made Hibernian F.C. since 1946. Tempus Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7524-3091-2. 

External links[edit]


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VG

VG
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:48:45 -0800

27. januar var det fem år siden Svein Mathisen døde av kreft, 58 år gammel. Han hadde fått diagnosen et halvt år tidligere. Pappa Mathisen var en av Norges mest kjente fotballprofiler på 70- og 80-tallet, og spilte hele karrieren i Start med unntak av ...
 
Aftenposten
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 23:30:00 -0800

Jesper Mathisen og samboer Trine Mjåland blir foreldre for første gang i februar. FOTO: Kjartan Bjelland, Fædrelandsvennen. 8. I januar er det fem år siden Svein Mathisen døde. Nå håper Jesper Mathisen at han kan få det samme, unike forholdet til sin ...

TV2

TV2
Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:07:02 -0800

Mathisen spilte så å si hele sin aktive karriere i Start. Han hadde et kort opphold i skotske Hibernian, men valgte å vende hjem til Kristiansand. En munnrappe angrepsspilleren har fremdeles rekorden i både kamper og mål for Start. Han spilte 327 ...
 
Nettavisen
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 06:56:03 -0700

Svein Mathisen spilte praktisk talt hele karrieren for Start, med unntak av et kort opphold i Hibernien som kun endte med tre ligakamper i den skotske serien. Han utmerket seg med stor kreativitet på fotballbanen, ofte i en rolle som offensiv ...

TV 2

TV 2
Tue, 01 Nov 2011 13:08:21 -0700

Det sier Jesper Mathisen, sønnen til Start-legenden Svein Mathisen. Fotballspilleren, som også ble kjent som tv-kommentator og sportsdirektør i Start, fikk kreftdiagnosen i juni 2010. Drøyt et halvt år senere tapte han kampen mot kreften og døde 27 ...
 
NRK
Fri, 04 Feb 2011 03:12:11 -0800

... sin siste hilsen, sa Geelmuyden. – At du er gått i garderoben for godt, at jeg aldri skal møte smilet og latteren din igjen er komplett umulig å innse, eller mest av alt godta, sa Pedersen, som også fremførte en egenskrevet sang om livet med Svein ...
 
NRK
Thu, 17 Dec 2015 04:48:42 -0800

På 3. divisjonslaget sin veg til cupfinalen i 1976 møtte dei spelarar som Pål Jacobsen og Svein Mathisen. Offensive spelarar blant dei aller ypparste landet hadde å by på. Landslagsstjerner og kjendisar. Men i lagkameratane sine auge var Svein Bakke ...

Fædrelandsvennen

Fædrelandsvennen
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 03:42:16 -0800

Mens jeg er inne på dommere: Svein Mathisen ble etter en viktig kamp spurt om hvem han synes var banens beste. «4. dommer Thor Håversen fra Solbygg. Han gjorde ingen feil», svarte Matta med sitt fantastiske glimt i øyet. Lørdagens 4. dommer, Espen ...
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